Acne Scars

Scarring from acne is a frustrating and embarrassing reminder of past breakouts. It can leave our skin looking uneven and discolored, causing us to feel self-conscious about our appearance. However, with the latest advancements in cosmetic procedures, there are now many effective treatments available to help reduce the appearance of acne scars and restore smoother, clearer skin.

At Skin Perfect Medical Aesthetics, we offer a range of acne scar treatments that cater to different types of scars, skin types, and individual needs. Our highly skilled and experienced team of dermatologists and aestheticians work together to provide customized treatment plans that deliver the most effective results. To learn more about our acne scar treatments and find out which one may be right for you, schedule a consultation with us today by calling your nearest location at the relevant number below.

Brea: (714) 278-3501

Costa Mesa: (714) 278-3506

Glendora: (626) 414-5194

Lancaster: (661) 382-3311

Rancho Cucamonga: (909) 281-9020

Whittier: (562) 278-3202

West Hollywood: (323) 373-3149

Before and After Photos

About Acne Scars

Acne scars are caused by inflammation and damage to the skin’s tissues that occur during severe or long-lasting acne. When pimples become inflamed, the body produces collagen to repair the wound. If too much or too little collagen is produced, it can lead to scarring. In fact, 80-90% of people with acne scars have this type of atrophic scarring. (1)

Several factors increase the risk of developing acne scars, including genetics, age, skin color, and severity of acne. People with fair skin and a family history of acne scars are more likely to develop them.

Acne Scar Classification

There are several types of acne scars, including ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars, and hypertrophic scars. 

  • Ice pick scars are narrow, deep, and pitted scars that resemble small holes in the skin.
  • Boxcar scars are wider and have sharp edges.
  • Rolling scars appear as shallow depressions with sloping edges. 
  • Hypertrophic scars are raised and lumpy, caused by an overproduction of collagen during the healing process.

Acne Scar Treatments

Acne affects roughly 85% of teens (2) and a large percentage of adults. Acne scars can linger long after the acne has disappeared, causing a decrease in self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, Skin Perfect offers various treatments to address this issue, including the MiXto CO2 laser, Spectra Laser Peel, chemical peel, microneedling, Diamond Glow microdermabrasion, and more.

MiXto CO2 Laser

The MiXto SX CO2 laser is a powerful tool that can significantly reduce the appearance of acne scars in just one treatment session. It uses fractional CO2 laser technology to deliver precise columns of energy into the treatment area, stimulating collagen production and resurfacing the skin’s top layer. This state-of-the-art technology uses tiny beams of light to penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate collagen production, which in turn helps to fill in pitted scars and smooth out uneven texture.

This treatment is an excellent option for anyone looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars or wrinkles. It is also suitable for individuals who want to improve the overall texture and tone of their skin. The results of the treatment are long-lasting, making it a popular choice among patients seeking in-office aesthetic solutions.

Chemical Peel

If you’re looking for a less intensive treatment option, a chemical peel is a great choice. Chemical peels work by removing the outermost layer of skin, revealing fresher, brighter skin underneath. Our team of experienced skin care professionals will customize your peel to your unique skin type and concerns, helping to reduce the appearance of scars while also improving overall skin health and radiance.

Hollywood Laser Peel

The Hollywood Laser Peel powered by Spectra laser technology is another unique treatment option that targets the deeper layers of the skin to improve your skin’s condition. Its 3-step process involves the use of special carbon cream to clean and prepare the skin for treatment.

One of the primary benefits of the Spectra Laser Peel is improved skin texture. The laser works by gently removing the outermost layer of skin, which can help to reduce the appearance of rough or uneven skin texture, including texture from acne scarring. This process also stimulates collagen production, which can improve skin elasticity and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition, the Spectra Laser Peel can help to reduce pore size, which can make pores less noticeable and improve the overall texture of the skin. The treatment also revitalizes skin tone and increases overall skin radiance, giving you a youthful glow

Cosmelan Peel

The Cosmelan Peel is a powerful dermatological treatment designed to address not only acne scars but also hyperpigmentation, melasma, skin discoloration, dark spots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is a chemical peel that works by inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. This process helps to even out the skin tone, brighten the complexion, and promote skin renewal.

VI Peel Precision Plus

The VI Peel Precision Plus by Vitality Institute is a chemical peel that is specifically designed to treat post-inflammatory pigmentation and other skin imperfections. Acne scars can be challenging to treat, but the Precision Plus brightening and lightening boosters can help reduce their appearance by promoting new cell growth and smoothing out the skin’s texture. This is done by removing the damaged outer layers of the skin and stimulating new collagen production, resulting in smoother, clearer skin.


One of the most popular treatments for acne scars is microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy. Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves using thin needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting healing. It can also help reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve skin texture and tone.

Diamond Glow

Diamond Glow microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, advanced skin resurfacing treatment that utilizes dermal infusion technology to rejuvenate and brighten the skin. It is an innovative version of traditional microdermabrasion that employs diamond tips instead of crystals to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This cutting-edge procedure is designed to improve a wide variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and uneven texture.

Medical-Grade Skin Care Products

At Skin Perfect, we offer a range of medical-grade skin care products to help you balance your skin’s tone and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Please inquire about our range of acne scar-reducing cosmeceuticals at your personal consultation.

Personal Consultation

We understand that dealing with acne scars can be frustrating and emotionally taxing. That’s why our team of experienced skin care professionals is here to help. Our personalized approach to treatment ensures that you receive the best possible care for your unique needs.

During your personal consultation with one of our dermatologists, we will take a detailed medical history and discuss your skincare concerns, including the severity of your acne scars. We will examine your skin to determine the most effective treatment options for you. At Skin Perfect, we offer a range of treatments for acne scars, including MiXto CO2 laser, Spectra Laser Peel, chemical peel, microneedling, and Diamond Glow.

Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs. Depending on the severity of your scarring, we may recommend a combination of treatments to achieve optimal results. Throughout the process, we will also advise you on the best skincare products to use at home to maintain your results.

We believe that follow-up appointments are crucial to ensuring patient satisfaction. We will schedule regular check-ins to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve healthy, beautiful skin that makes you feel confident and empowered.

Contact Skin Perfect today to schedule your personal consultation for acne scar treatment. Our team is here to support you every step of the way toward achieving your skincare goals.

Cost of Acne Scar Treatment in Brea

At Skin Perfect, we offer a variety of treatments to help reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve your overall complexion. The cost of treatment will depend on the type of procedure recommended for you based on your individual needs and goals.

It’s important to note that treatments for acne scars are considered cosmetic and are not typically covered by insurance. However, we offer financing options to make your desired treatment more affordable and accessible. Call us or complete an online inquiry form for more information about acne treatments at Skin Perfect.

Brea: (714) 278-3501

Costa Mesa: (714) 278-3506

Glendora: (626) 414-5194

Lancaster: (661) 382-3311

Rancho Cucamonga: (909) 281-9020

Whittier: (562) 278-3202

West Hollywood: (323) 373-3149


What are the best in-office treatments for acne scars?

The type of procedure best suited to your acne scarring will depend on its severity and location. Some of the most effective in-office treatment options include fractional laser, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and microneedling.

Will my acne scars go away on their own?

In many people, acne scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation will resolve gradually over time. However, for others, deeper atrophic scarring and lingering redness may need to be addressed in-office by an experienced dermatologist.

What is the MiXto CO2 laser?

The MiXto CO2 laser is a minimally–invasive laser therapy that utilizes fractional technology to reduce the appearance of acne scars. This laser targets the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and resurface its texture.

Are chemical peels safe for all skin types?

Chemical peels may not be suitable for those with very sensitive skin or certain skin conditions. Our team can help determine if a chemical peel is right for you based on your skin type and individual needs.


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  2. Ayer J, Burrows N. Acne: more than skin deep. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2006;82(970):500-506. doi:
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